Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich chick-fil-a
Chick-fil-A is launching its first barbecue-flavored sandwich.

Chick-fil-A is launching a new barbecue-flavored sandwich.

The new “Smokehouse BBQ Bacon” sandwich features grilled chicken, Colby-Jack cheese, lettuce, and several ingredients that are brand new to Chick-fil-A including brown-sugar-and-pepper-glazed bacon, a new “Smokehouse BBQ” sauce, and a sweet, Hawaiian-style bun.

The sandwich was created as a seasonal item, like fall’s pumpkin spice latte, but in food form for the summer.

“This is the first time we have tried what were are calling a seasonal approach to an entree,” David Farmer, Chick-fil-A’s vice president of menu strategy and development, told Business Insider. ” We wanted to do something different for the summer.”

The 500-calorie sandwich will launch on May 22 and remain available until August 19 for a starting price of $5.59. If it’s successful, the chain will likely bring it back next summer, he said.

Chick-fil-A developed the sandwich more than two years ago with Atlanta restaurateur and a James Beard Award-nominated chef Ford Fry.

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